Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:
Boiling by the bay: If you are headed to anywhere between San Francisco and Monterey Bay, be prepared to experience Sacramento-like conditions. A heat advisory is in effect with afternoon temperatures likely to warm 10 to 25 degrees above the seasonal average, according to the National Weather Service. The high in San Francisco is expected to reach 88 degrees. Here? In Sacramento it is also expected to be hot: 90 degrees is forecast.
Lyon due in court: Michael Lyon, the disgraced former head of Lyon Real Estate, is due in Sacramento Superior Court at 1:30 p.m. today on felony charges of possession for sale of a controlled substance, non-narcotic; possession of a dangerous drug; and an eavesdropping count. A source said Lyon was found to be in possession of an ounce of methamphetamine. Lyon was arrested Wednesday after missing a scheduled probation visit, which prompted probation officers to go to his home around 8:15 a.m. Officers searched the home and found a controlled substance.
Help for salmon: Wildlife officials, concerned about drought, are planning unusual measures to protect Sacramento Valley Chinook salmon during their fall spawning run. Water chillers are being installed at one American River hatchery, and managers also are considering injecting eggs artificially into gravel beds.
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Ideas, Sacramento residents?: As The Bee’s Tony Bizjak reports in his Back-seat Driver column, the city of Sacramento is asking residents to offer ideas on how to make the central city an easier, safer and more enjoyable place for workers and visitors to get around. The program, announced this week, is called Sacramento Grid 2.0. One thing the city doesn’t want: suggestions on how to make more room for cars downtown.
Local bid to build trains: Siemens Rail Systems, the Sacramento-based train-manufacturing giant, said it will make a play this month to win the first major contract to build trains for the California High Speed Rail Authority.
TBD begins today: The TBD Fest, a genre-spanning music festival featuring more than 75 acts on four stages, begins its three-day run today on Riverfront Street in West Sacramento. The event will also offer an array of local food and drink vendors to serve the expected 5,000 daily attendees.
It’s a celebration: Sacramento Republic FC will host a downtown celebration at 11:30 a.m. today to commemorate the first-year franchise winning the USL Pro championship. The celebration will start on 10th Street between L and N streets, followed by a noon march/parade on Capitol Mall to the west steps of the Capitol, where Republic FC players, coaches, staff and Mayor Kevin Johnson will address fans.
Local sports: National League Division Series, Game 1 – San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals, 12:07 p.m. (Fox Sports 1, KNBR 680). Fox Sports 1 will broadcast four of the five possible games in the National League Division Series between the Giants and the Nationals. Game 3 on Monday will be broadcast by MLB Network. Here’s where you can find those networks (standard definition/high definition) on the leading TV providers in the Sacramento region.
High school football – Grant at Elk Grove, 7 p.m. (KSAC 105.5). Here are five prep games to watch tonight, as detailed by The Bee’s Joe Davidson.